Island News

Port Blair, 19 Jan 2018/--/Sharp increase in different varieties of vegetables in the retail and wholesale markets here has forced consumers to rework their budget before shopping. According to reports, consumers are...
Port Blair, 19 Jan 2018/--/The Lt. Governor, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) will be leaving Port Blair on a two-day visit to North & Middle Andaman tomorrow. He will be leaving by sea route on...
Port Blair, 19 Jan 2018/--/A meeting was held in New Delhi in the Home Ministry Headquarters to discuss various issues related to the implementation of 4th Finance Commission recommendations on Friday which was attended...

West Bengal & Other States

Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/Due to six hours of Traffic-cum-Power Block on both Up and Dn line between Barabhum & Urma stations and between Nimdih & Chandil Stations in Chandil-Adra Section of Adra Division from 10:20 hrs to 16:20 hrs on 21.01.2018 (Sunday) for launching of two Limited Height...
Kolkata, 19 Jan 2018/--/Spencer’s, the retail business wing of the RP Sanjiv Goenka Group has decided to focus on pujas and rituals of Bengal. To start with Spencer’s will be offering ingredients of ‘Gota Siddha’, which is being served in lunch the day after Saraswati Puja or Sri Panchami Day....

Hills (Darjelling) News

PANIGHATTA, 4 Sep 2017/--/TMC’s effort to withdraw strike in Panighatta under Mirik block since Sunday morning was partially successful as maximum shops were open and a public bus including a North Bengal Transport run...
SIKKIM, 28 Jul 2017/--/Processed fertilizer cooperative, Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO), today announced signing of MoU with Government of Sikkim. Basis the MoU, a joint venture - “Sikkim IFFCO Organics...
MIRIK, 14 Jul 2017/--/The state run library was reduced to ashes and Gokul Lodge at Dudhia  run by GTA tourism department under Mirik block was attempted to set ablaze by throwing petrol bombs by some miscreants last...

National News

Thane, 19 Jan 2018/--/The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Thane police has arrested a woman gram sevak of Tawa gram panchayat in Dahanu in Palghar district for accepting Rs 12,000 bribe, an official said today. The...
Srinagar, 19 Jan 2018/--/Kargil was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir with the mercury there settling at minus 20 degrees Celsius as the cold wave tightened its grip in the valley and Ladakh region. An...

Business News

Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/NABARD and SBI jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 2nd January 2018 with five selected NGOs of the State for promotion of 2500 Join Liability Groups in Purulia, Paschim Medinipur...
Kolkata, 4 Jan 2018/--/Maersk Line, the containerized division of the Maersk Group, at a recently concluded trade meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal, announced its intent to push for acceleration in trade in the country. The...

Market Watch

Mumbai, 4 Jan 2018/--/Benchmark Sensex reversed a three- session slide to end at 33,970 Thursday after the government moved forward on its bank recapitalisation programme. Investors also took heart from upbeat macro indicators and firm global cues, brokers said. The finance ministry today sought...

Political Delicacies

24 Dec 2017/--/With Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as Congress president over, all eyes are now on who will all make it into his team. The general view is that Rahul will have a good mix of the old and youn...
15 Nov 2017/--/It is well and truly the moment of truth for the Congress in Kerala. The party is literally gasping for political life with the submission in the Assembly of the Solar Judicial Commissi...

North Bengal News

MALDA, 12 Jan 2018/--/Entire district observed the 34th National youth day on occasion of 156th birthday of Swami Vivekananda paying tributes to the ‘cyclonic monk’ today. Several programmes were held at different parts...
MALDA, 12 Jan 2018/--/BSF (Border security force) personnel of 24th battalion apprehended one youth and confiscated from him two living lizards of endangered species from near PTS (Pubarun Township) turning of NTPC on...
Alipurduar, 12 Jan 2018/--/An adult leopard was run over by a speeding lorry on NH-31 near a jungle under Neelgara range of Cooch Behar forest division last night. The spot of the accident is between Birpara-Madarihat...

Echo World

Washington, 15 Jan 2018/--/"I am not a racist," US President Donald Trump has said as he sought to steer clear of the controversy surrounding his reported derogatory remarks against immigrants from Haiti and Africa. A...
Colombo, 15 Jan 2018/--/Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has informed President Maithripala Sirisena that the duration of his term of office is five years after he sought the apex court's opinion on whether he can continue in...

Reflex Action

19 Jan 2018/--/Both Congress and BJP are treating two Vidhan Sabha bye-elections as semi-finals for the Vidhan Sabha elections, which are scheduled to be held at the end of this year. The two seats – Kolaras and Mungawali – fell vacant due to the death of sitting members. Of the two, Mungawali was r...

Editorial

19 Jan 2018/--/In the seventy years that India’s parliamentary democracy has evolved, one conviction got firmly rooted in the minds of the people of this country, namely, that whatever else the Executive could or could not do, whatever overstepping of authority it might commit, it will never ever dare to do anything that impinges on the authority of the highest judiciary of the land – the Supreme...